BUNKER HILL — A Bunker Hill woman and two of her friends won $20,000 for charity on a game show that tested their Bible knowledge, and they will compete for another $20,000 Thursday.
Heather Morgan is part of a team that competed on the Game Show Network series “American Bible Challenge” last month. The team won its preliminary round, earning $20,000 for Morgan’s daughter’s charity, the iroK Foundation. The foundation helps families with kids suffering from cancers or blood diseases.
The win also secured them a spot in the semi-final round for a chance to earn up to another $20,000 for the iroK Foundation.
The semi-final round airs at 8 p.m. Thursday on the Game Show Network. In it, Morgan and her teammates face off against a trio of chefs and three young men from Alabama who call themselves Rhymz with Grace.
She’s not allowed to say who wins the round and moves on to the finals for a chance to win another $100,000. You’ll have to tune in to find out.
Morgan did say that in some ways, the semi-finals were even easier than the preliminaries.
“Some of the questions just hit on what we knew from the Bible,” she said.
It helped that she and her teammates had time to get to know each other in the first round and learned how to play the show’s games.
They figured out what their strengths and weaknesses were and tried to find ways to compensate, Morgan said.
Each episode features six challenges – one physical one and five challenges involving Bible questions.
This season, there are new games like “Christ or Klingon” in which contestants have to guess whether words are from the Bible or Star Trek’s Klingon language; “Curse You Autocorrect” where contestants must decipher a typed Bible passage that has been “autocorrected” and “Nazareth Enquirer” with sensational Biblical headlines that could have appeared in a tabloid.